Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene to Call for a Vote to Vacate Speaker Johnson’s Seat Next Week [Video]

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Marjorie Taylor Greene announced that she will call for a vote to vacate Speaker Johnson’s seat next week.

She and Rep. Thomas Massie held an emergency press conference outside of the US Capitol on Wednesday morning to make the announcement.

Greene said, “I think every member of Congress needs to take that vote and let the chips fall where they may. And so next week, I am going to be calling this motion to vacate.”

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Fox News reported:

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., announced plans to trigger a vote on ousting Speaker Mike Johnson next week.

Greene was joined by Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky., at a press conference outside the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday. The pair blasted Johnson after House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries, D-NY., released a joint statement with other Democratic leaders announcing they would save Johnson.

“We need leaders in the House of Representatives that are gonna get this done,” Greene said, holding up a red “Make America Great Again” hat. “Not working for Hakeem Jeffries. Not working for Joe Biden, and not going to be twisted and lulled into continuing the disgusting practices of Washington, D.C.”

“Mike Johnson is not capable, is not capable of that job. He has proven it over and over again. Now we have Hakeem Jeffries and the Democrats coming out and embracing Mike Johnson with a warm hug and a big wet, sloppy kiss,” she said. “Next week, I am gonna be calling this motion to vacate.”

Democrats have promised to save Mike Johnson.

More from The Hill:

But it’s also a move that is all but certain to fail after Democratic leaders said they would vote to protect the Speaker from her coup attempt.

Forcing a vote on the motion to vacate resolution — which Greene filed against Johnson more than a month ago — will compel the chamber to act on the measure within two legislative days.

The announcement, made before a sea of reporters just outside the Capitol, followed weeks of Greene attacking Johnson’s leadership style and threatening to remove him from power — but declining to force action on her motion-to-vacate resolution, prompting widespread speculation that she was backing away from the effort after Johnson received a glowing review from former President Trump.


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